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Does UC Davis consider alternate majors?
Jason101200 100 replies27 threads Junior Member
edited January 2019 in University of California - Davis
So I recently submitted my application to UC Davis, and I applied for Biomedical Engineering as my first choice major and Undeclared Social Science as my alternate major. After I submitted, I called the admission office and they said they don't consider alternate majors. I decided to double check, so I called a few days later, and this time they said they DO consider alternate majors. I researched it a little bit and on Davis' website under freshman application tips, they say to choose an alternate major in a different field of study. The reference guide for the UCs http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/quick-reference-2018.pdf on page 24 says that Davis occasionally admits to the alternate major. I also found an old admission presentation video from about 8 years ago for UC Davis in which the admission rep says they automatically consider alternate majors. I looked around CC, and saw users who said they were admitted under their alternate major. Most of the applicants I saw applied 8-10 years ago however. So it seems clear Davis USED to consider alternate majors. I even saw on an old CC thread that a UC Davis admission rep said they always consider alternate majors for freshmen. I don't know how likely it is their policy changed in the last 8 years. I did see a few users on CC who applied to Davis in the last couple years and said they were admitted into their alternate major. I also saw several more who said they were admitted of the waitlist into their alternate major. So I'm really confused. Do any of you know for sure if UC Davis considers alternate majors? I'm wondering because Davis was one of my top schools.10 replies